A Vaugely Chronological Year and Change (Part 2: Psyched Out)
Alright, next up in the long-overdue roundup:
We're just past a year since Emcee Phenom and Extraordinary Bud Josh Smith AKA Josh the Word AKA The Artist Formerly Known As Wordsmith and the Cease and Desists AKA The Best MC Who's Couch I've Crashed On Multiple Nights In A Row put out his record "Psyched Out," which I love listening to almost as much as I loved working with him on it (I really loved working with him on it...). A lot of wonderful folks involved with this one, especially Myles Potters AKA Myles Avery and Jared Paul AKA The BudFather on the production and engineering fronts, respectively. Josh did some really incredible work across this album contending with mental illness and loss and privilege and race and family, all within the context of a record that really kicks front to back. Definitely worth a listen if you haven't already. In addition to the record, Josh made the questionable desicion of letting me act in one of his music videos, where I briefly lead a cult in the woods, so that was fun. He also put out a few other live and music videos around the album's release, all of which can be found on the Youtubes. Josh gigs pretty regularly around NYC, and every once and a while I make the trek down to bang on some drums while he raps, so stay tuned for more on that!